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BASKETBALL—BOSTON, which hasn't lost in nearly a month, won two more and ran its winning streak to 14 and its season record to 39-7. CINCINNATI defeated the Lakers 124-106 but lost to the Celtics for the sixth time to fall eight games out of first place in the East. PHILADELPHIA not only had to play two games without Paul Neumann and Connie Dierking, who went West in the trade for Wilt Chamberlain, but also without Chamberlain, who took a week's leave of absence before reporting. They dropped both of them, 138-126 to the Bullets and 104-95 to the Celtics. An earlier loss to the Hawks gave the 76ers a modest three-game losing streak. NEW YORK, however, was delighted with the big trade. The Knicks beat the Stiltless Warriors two nights in a row, once while Wilt watched from the balcony. ST. LOUIS, with victories over the 76ers, Bullets and the Lakers, moved into a tie for first place in the West with LOS ANGELES, which dropped three out of four. The Lakers had to play their last two games—both losses—without high-scoring Jerry West, who broke his nose. BALTIMORE split two games and bounced to within three games of the lead. DETROIT beat the Lakers 128-127 on Ray Scott's 10-foot jump shot with 18 seconds to go, but lost their next game to LA 104—100. With or without Wilt, SAN FRANCISCO continued to lose and extended its streak to 13 games after defeats by the Knicks, 89-87 and 102-89.
The Royals' Oscar Robertson and Jerry Lucas combined for 53 points in leading the EAST to a 124-123 victory over the West in the NBA's All-Star Game in St. Louis (page 18). It was the East's 10th win in 15 years.
BOXING—HENRY COOPER, the British Empire heavyweight champion, scored a TKO over Dick Wipperman of Buffalo in the fifth round of a scheduled 10-rounder at Albert Hall, London.
FOOTBALL—Keith Lincoln of San Diego caught a 73-yard touchdown pass from Len Dawson of Kansas City and scored again on an 80-yard run to lead the AFL WESTERN ALL-STARS to a 38-14 victory over the East in Houston.
GOLF—For the third time in five years the San Diego Open ended in a tie requiring a sudden-death playoff. WES ELLIS JR. of West Caldwell, N.J. birdied the 17th and 18th holes with 12-and 48-foot putts to tie Billy Casper, the apparent winner with a 72-hole score of 267. Then, after Casper tapped his ball in for a par 4 on the first hole of the playoff, Ellis did it again—he sank an eight-foot putt for his third straight birdie.
HOCKEY—CHICAGO held a two-point lead over the Canadiens for just two games before MONTREAL, with a 2-1-0 week, tied for first and then moved two points ahead. The Canadiens had lost their third game in a row, 5-3 to the Maple Leafs, when 35-year-old Gump Worsley was recalled from Quebec in midweek. With Worsley in the nets, Montreal defeated the Bruins 3-2 and the Black Hawks 4-2 to regain first place. Chicago faltered slightly, lost two and tied 0-0 with the Maple Leafs. TORONTO had its string of seven games without a loss snapped by the Red Wings, 4-2, when Norm Ullman scored two goals and assisted on two others. But the Maple Leafs won two other games and tied one to move within one point of second. DETROIT split two, while NEW YORK took two straight after a loss, and suddenly the Rangers were only six points behind the Red Wings. BOSTON started fast as Murray Oliver scored three goals in a 5-2 win over the Rangers. It was the Bruins' first hat trick of the season and their third straight victory on home ice. But two losses in a row followed, and everything was normal in Boston again.
HORSE RACING—George Pope's 4-year-old HILL RISE ($6.40), under Don Pierce, took the $61,550 San Fernando Stakes at Santa Anita by two lengths. Roman Brother came in ninth in the field of 12, a distant 11 lengths behind.
MOTOR SPORTS—DAN GURNEY of Costa Mesa, Calif., driving a 1965 Ford, won the third annual 500-mile, $65,000 Motor Trend road race for late-model stock cars at Riverside, Calif. for the third time. He finished the 185-lap race in 5:41.42 for an average of 87.08 mph.